Movies like Paycheck

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Paycheck (2003)
 6.3
 109K
Paycheck (2003)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 119 min.
Story: Michael Jennings is a genius who's hired – and paid handsomely – by high-tech firms to work on highly sensitive projects, after which his short-term memory is erased so he's incapable of breaching security. But at the end of a three-year job, he's told he isn't getting a paycheck and instead receives a mysterious envelope. In it are clues he must piece together to find out why he wasn't paid – and why he's now in hot water.
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, entertaining, exciting, serious, thought provoking, suspenseful, stylized, mind bending ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, time travel, memory loss, amnesia, frame up, time machine, time, changing the past or future, betrayal, chase, technology, alternate reality, destiny, gunfight, survival, adventure, post apocalypse, distopia, conspiracy, mystery, lottery, on the run, inventions and discoveries, riddles and clues, prophecy ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: seattle, seattle washington

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Most similar movies to Paycheck

The list contains related movies ordered by similarity. Recommendation engine sorted out suspenseful, serious, exciting and suspense films with plots about technology, catastrophe, mentor, chase, murder, dialogue and gun mostly in Thriller, Action and Sci-Fi genres. Some movies like Paycheck: Eagle Eye (2008), Johnny Mnemonic (1995), Next (2007), Total Recall (1990), In Time (2011). The matching attributes are highlighted in bold.
 6.6
 187K
Eagle Eye (2008)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: Germany, USA
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Jerry Shaw and Rachel Holloman are two strangers whose lives are suddenly thrown into turmoil by a mysterious woman they have never met. Threatening their lives and family, the unseen caller uses everyday technology to control their actions and push ...
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspense, serious, intense ...
Audience: boys' night, teens
Plot: surveillance, chase, technology gone awry, computers and web, investigation, law enforcement, mysterious character, life turned upside down, intelligence, artificial intelligence, fbi, special agents ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, future
Place: washington d.c., pentagon, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Johnny Mnemonic (1995)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: Canada, USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: A data courier, literally carrying a data package inside his head, must deliver it before he dies from the burden or is killed by the Yakuza. In a dystopian 2021, Johnny (Keanu Reeves) is a data trafficker who has an implant that allows him to ...
Style: futuristic, stylized, bleak, suspenseful, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, virtual reality, future dystopia, hacker, computers and web, cyborgs, heroic mission, hacking, computer cracker, cyberspace, a.i., distopia ...
Time: future, near future, 21st century, 2000s, 2020s
Place: japan, beijing china
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 158K
Next (2007)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 96 min.
Story: Las Vegas showroom magician Cris Johnson has a secret which torments him: he can see a few minutes into the future. Sick of the examinations he underwent as a child and the interest of the government and medical establishment in his power, he lies ...
Style: mind bending, twists and turns, exciting, stylized, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: foreknowledge, changing the past or future, time travel, destiny, psychic, supernatural ability, save the day, seeing the future, precognition, a vision, chase, time loop ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: las vegas, los angeles, usa, arizona
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.5
 327K
Total Recall (1990)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Country: USA, Mexico
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Construction worker Douglas Quaid discovers a memory chip in his brain during a virtual-reality trip. He also finds that his past has been invented to conceal a plot of planetary domination. Soon, he's off to Mars to find out who he is and who ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, suspense, ambiguous ending, cerebral ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, mars, secret agents, future dystopia, space colony, memory loss, false memory, outer space, conspiracy, distopia, implanted memory, chase ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, 21st century
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 6.7
 407K
In Time (2011)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 109 min.
Story: In the not-too-distant future the aging gene has been switched off. To avoid overpopulation, time has become the currency and the way people pay for luxuries and necessities. The rich can live forever, while the rest try to negotiate for their ...
Style: futuristic, twists and turns, suspense, philosophical, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, teens, girls' night
Plot: immortality, fighting the system, time, distopia, love, future dystopia, dystopic future, social differences, wealth, class differences, race against time, love story ...
Time: future, near future
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.4
 571K
Looper (2012)
Genre: Action, Drama, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 119 min.
Story: In the futuristic action thriller Looper, time travel will be invented but it will be illegal and only available on the black market. When the mob wants to get rid of someone, they will send their target 30 years into the past where a looper, a ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, thought provoking, tense, confusing ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, hitman, time paradox, changing the past or future, cyberpunk, destiny, sent to the past, escape, chase, distopia, self sacrifice ...
Time: future, 21st century, 2040s
Place: shanghai, kansas, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 7.7
 546K
Minority Report (2002)
Genre: Action, Crime, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 145 min.
Story: John Anderton is a top 'Precrime' cop in the late-21st century, when technology can predict crimes before they're committed. But Anderton becomes the quarry when another investigator targets him for a murder charge.
Style: futuristic, suspense, neo noir, cerebral, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, murder, future dystopia, foreknowledge, precognition, frame up, psychic, police investigation, time loop, time travel, law enforcer, seeing the future ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., virginia, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 7.5
 516K
Source Code (2011)
Genre: Action, Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada, France, Germany
Duration: 93 min.
Story: Decorated soldier Captain Colter Stevens wakes up in the body of an unknown man, discovering he's involved in a mission to find the bomber of a Chicago commuter train. He learns he's part of a top-secret experimental program that enables ...
Style: surprise ending, mind bending, suspense, captivating, clever ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, train, changing the past or future, destiny, save the day, alternate reality, bomb, parallel universe, memory, race against time, courage ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century
Place: usa, illinois, chicago illinois, afghanistan
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
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 7.1
 310K
Deja Vu (2006)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 126 min.
Story: Called in to recover evidence in the aftermath of a horrific explosion on a New Orleans ferry, Federal agent Doug Carlin gets pulled away from the scene and taken to a top-secret government lab that uses a time-shifting surveillance device to help ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, exciting, tricky, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: time travel, time loop, investigation, deja vu, changing the past or future, terrorism, police investigation, crimes, special agents, parallel universe, alternate timeline, destiny ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, 2000s
Place: new orleans, usa, louisiana
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 6.1
 111K
Push (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 111 min.
Story: After his father, an assassin, is brutally murdered, Nick Gant vows revenge on Division, the covert government agency that dabbles in psychic warfare and experimental drugs. Hiding in Hong Kong's underworld, Nick assembles a band of rogue ...
Style: exciting, twists and turns, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, boys' night
Plot: supernatural ability, telekinesis, clairvoyance, supernatural, chase, superhero, psychic, escapades, experiment, heroes, mind control, psychokinesis ...
Time: future, contemporary, 21st century, year 1945
Place: hong kong, asia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
 5.4
 16K
Freejack (1992)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 110 min.
Story: Time-traveling bounty hunters find a doomed race-car driver in the past and bring him to 2009 New York, where his mind will be replaced with that of a terminally ill billionaire.
Style: futuristic, bad ending, unusual plot structure, feel good, humorous ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, cyberpunk, immortality, chase, distopia, car, dystopic future, on the run, apocalypse, death, automobile racing, billionaire ...
Time: future, 80s, 90s, year 1991, year 2009 ...
Place: new york, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
Terminator Genisys (2015)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 126 min.
Story: The year is 2029. John Connor, leader of the resistance continues the war against the machines. At the Los Angeles offensive, John's fears of the unknown future begin to emerge when TECOM spies reveal a new plot by SkyNet that will attack him ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, entertaining, serious, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, cyborgs, androids and robots, robot, man versus machine, post apocalypse, killer robot, dark future, artificial intelligence, chase, time paradox, apocalypse ...
Time: future, year 1984, year 2017, near future, year 1997 ...
Place: san francisco, los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 8.8
 2.3M
Inception (2010)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 148 min.
Story: Cobb, a skilled thief who commits corporate espionage by infiltrating the subconscious of his targets is offered a chance to regain his old life as payment for a task considered to be impossible: "inception", the implantation of another ...
Style: psychological, mind bending, surreal, twist ending, cerebral ...
Plot: alternate reality, subconscious, virtual reality, mind control, existentialism, parallel world, teamwork, fictional reality, dream, memory, philosophy, sleeping ...
Time: future, 2010s, near future
Place: paris france, japan, los angeles, tokyo, africa ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
33%
 7.1
 535K
I, Robot (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 115 min.
Story: In 2035, where robots are common-place and abide by the three laws of robotics, a techno-phobic cop investigates an apparent suicide. Suspecting that a robot may be responsible for the death, his investigation leads him to believe that humanity may ...
Style: futuristic, suspense, exciting, twists and turns, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: robot, cyberpunk, artificial intelligence, cyborgs, androids and robots, distopia, future dystopia, a.i., hi-tech, man versus machine, technology gone awry, androids ...
Time: future, 2030s, 21st century
Place: chicago illinois, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
28%
 6.0
 99K
Lockout (2012)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Set in the near future, Lockout follows a falsely convicted ex-government agent , whose one chance at obtaining freedom lies in the dangerous mission of rescuing the President's daughter from rioting convicts at an outer space maximum security ...
Style: futuristic, exciting, suspense, rough, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: outer space, space station, prison, hotshot hero, heroic mission, lone hero, hostage, secret service, convict, maximum security prison, prison fight, kidnapping ...
Time: future, 21st century
Place: washington d.c., usa, new york
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.9
 122K
The 6th Day (2000)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 123 min.
Story: Futuristic action about a man who meets a clone of himself and stumbles into a grand conspiracy about clones taking over the world.
Style: futuristic, suspense, suspenseful, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: girls' night
Plot: cloning, cyberpunk, lookalikes, genetic engineering, clones, dystopic future, murder, one against many, good versus evil, conspiracy, rivalry, dishonesty ...
Time: future, year 2000, 20th century, 2010s, 2000s
Place: argentina, patagonia
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.5
 99K
Self/less (2015)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 117 min.
Story: An extremely wealthy elderly man dying from cancer undergoes a radical medical procedure that transfers his consciousness to the body of a healthy young man but everything may not be as good as it seems when he starts to uncover the mystery of the ...
Style: futuristic, philosophical, exciting, suspenseful, twists and turns ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: body swapping, cloning, soul transference, immortality, moral dilemma, chase, uncover truth, rich, rich man, cancer, doctor, disorder ...
Time: future, 2010s, 21st century, near future
Place: new orleans, usa, new york, caribbean, st. louis missouri
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 254K
Total Recall (2012)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Canada
Duration: 118 min.
Story: Welcome to Rekall, the company that can turn your dreams into real memories. For a factory worker named Douglas Quaid, even though he's got a beautiful wife who he loves, the mind-trip sounds like the perfect vacation from his frustrating life ...
Style: futuristic, mind bending, entertaining, exciting, suspenseful ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, distopia, post apocalypse, future dystopia, memory loss, dystopic future, secret agents, double agent, false memory, spy, implanted memory, technology ...
Time: future
Place: big ben london, australia
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 6.8
 460K
The Maze Runner (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, UK
Duration: 113 min.
Story: Set in a post-apocalyptic world, young Thomas is deposited in a community of boys after his memory is erased, soon learning they're all trapped in a maze that will require him to join forces with fellow “runners” for a shot at escape.
Style: exciting, twists and turns, tense, suspenseful, suspense ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, kids, family outing
Plot: survival, memory loss, maze, teenager, adventure, apocalypse, distopia, trapped, post apocalypse, youth, fantasy world, young heroes ...
Time: future
⇓ similarity ⇓
56%
The Thirteenth Floor (1999)
Genre: Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 100 min.
Story: Computer scientist Hannon Fuller has discovered something extremely important. He's about to tell the discovery to his colleague, Douglas Hall, but knowing someone is after him, the old man leaves a letter in his computer generated parallel ...
Style: mind bending, intellectual, twist ending, twists and turns, atmospheric ...
Plot: virtual reality, alternate reality, cyberpunk, cyberspace, parallel world, time travel, computer system, technology gone awry, deception, parallel universe, dystopic future, uncover truth ...
Time: future, 90s, 1930s, 20th century, near future ...
Place: los angeles, usa
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.8
 261K
Unknown (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: UK, Germany, France, USA
Duration: 113 min.
Story: An American biologist attending a conference in Berlin awakens from a coma after a car accident, only to discover that someone has taken his identity and that no one, not even his wife, believes him. With the help of an illegal immigrant and a ...
Style: twists and turns, suspenseful, surprise ending, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: memory loss, uncover truth, investigation, chase, conspiracy, amnesia, mysterious character, lone hero, disorder, coma, crimes, life turned upside down ...
Time: contemporary, 21st century, year 2011, 2010s
Place: berlin germany, germany
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
The Bourne Supremacy (2004)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Germany
Duration: 108 min.
Story: When a CIA operation to purchase classified Russian documents is blown by a rival agent, who then shows up in the sleepy seaside village where Bourne and Marie have been living. The pair run for their lives and Bourne, who promised retaliation ...
Style: suspense, twists and turns, intellectual, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night, girls' night
Plot: spy, cia, conspiracy, amnesia, espionage, assassin, secret agents, tough heroes, on the run, one against many, tough guy, uncover truth ...
Time: 2000s, 21st century, contemporary
Place: russia, berlin germany, europe, napoli italy, manhattan new york city ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.3
 175K
Surrogates (2009)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 89 min.
Story: Set in a futuristic world where humans live in isolation and interact through surrogate robots, a cop is forced to leave his home for the first time in years in order to investigate the murders of others' surrogates.
Style: futuristic, bleak, suspenseful, surreal, thought provoking ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: cyberpunk, robot, distopia, androids and robots, utopia, dystopic future, technology gone awry, future dystopia, cyborgs, clones, cloning, physical appearance ...
Time: future, year 2017, 2010s
Place: san diego california
⇓ similarity ⇓
75%
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 5.9
 60K
Timecop (1994)
Genre: Action, Crime, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA, Japan
Duration: 99 min.
Story: An officer for a security agency that regulates time travel, must fend for his life against a shady politician who has a tie to his past.
Style: exciting, suspense, futuristic, stylized, suspenseful ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: time travel, time machine, martial arts, changing the past or future, heroic mission, violence, murder, time, adventure, husband wife relationship, transformation, dystopic future ...
Time: future, 20th century, 90s, 2000s, 21st century ...
Place: washington d.c.
⇓ similarity ⇓
24%
 6.4
 490K
Lucy (2014)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: France, Germany, Taiwan, Canada, USA, UK
Duration: 89 min.
Story: A woman, accidentally caught in a dark deal, turns the tables on her captors and transforms into a merciless warrior evolved beyond human logic.
Style: futuristic, surreal, intellectual, exciting, philosophical ...
Audience: teens, boys' night, girls' night
Plot: intelligence, supernatural, tough girl, superhuman powers, supernatural ability, strong female lead, drugs, telepathy, mind control, experimental drug, telekinesis, transformation ...
Time: contemporary, stone age, future, 21st century
Place: berlin germany, rome italy, paris france, new york, france ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.8
 315K
The Island (2005)
Genre: Action, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 136 min.
Story: In 2019, Lincoln Six-Echo is a resident of a seemingly "Utopian" but contained facility. Like all of the inhabitants of this carefully-controlled environment, Lincoln hopes to be chosen to go to The Island — reportedly the last ...
Style: exciting, futuristic, suspenseful, intense, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: distopia, escape, cloning, future dystopia, fugitives, technology gone awry, island, utopia, lookalikes, clones, genetics, dystopic future ...
Time: future, year 2019, 2010s, 21st century
Place: los angeles
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 6.2
 175K
Inferno (2016)
Genre: Action, Adventure, Crime, Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA, Hungary
Duration: 121 min.
Story: After waking up in a hospital with amnesia, professor Robert Langdon and a doctor must race against time to foil a deadly global plot.
Style: twists and turns, exciting, suspenseful, twist ending, suspense ...
Audience: girls' night, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, ancient mystery, adventure, treasure hunt, riddles and clues, religions or cults, memory loss, conspiracy theory, virus, church, museum, amnesia ...
Time: 21st century, 2010s, contemporary
Place: italy, europe, florence, turkey, venice ...
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 4.7
 8K
The Anomaly (2014)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: UK
Duration: 97 min.
Story: A former soldier is taken captive and awakens in the back of a van where he learns that he only has less than 10 minutes to figure out how he got there.
Style: futuristic, tricky, enigmatic, exciting, thought provoking ...
Audience: teens, boys' night
Plot: conspiracy, mind control, cyberpunk, government agent, child in peril, escapades, kidnapping, disorder, uncover truth, secret agents, amnesia, gunfight ...
Time: future, near future
Place: london, new york, shanghai, rio de janeiro
⇓ similarity ⇓
100%
 5.1
 81K
Abduction (2011)
Genre: Action, Mystery, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 106 min.
Story: A young man sets out to uncover the truth about his life after finding his baby photo on a missing persons website.
Style: exciting, suspenseful, suspense, twists and turns, romantic ...
Audience: teens, girls' night, chick flick, boys' night
Plot: teenager, chase, on the run, life turned upside down, young heroes, heroes, cia, uncover truth, disorder, lone hero, special agents, assassin ...
Time: 21st century, contemporary
Place: pennsylvania, pittsburgh, usa, new york, london
⇓ similarity ⇓
50%
 6.2
 24K
Impostor (2001)
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Country: USA
Duration: 95 min.
Story: Gary Sinise plays Spencer Olham, a top-secret government weapons designer who is arrested by a clandestine government organization on suspicion of being a clone created by the hostile alien race wanting to take over Earth.
Style: futuristic, exciting, stylized, suspenseful, serious ...
Audience: boys' night
Plot: alien, alien invasion, cyborgs, manhunt, future dystopia, androids and robots, dystopic future, on the run, cyberpunk, save the world, rivalry, crimes ...
Time: future, 21st century, contemporary
⇓ similarity ⇓
67%